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Saturday, February 5, 2022

White Rose !! !!!

ரோஜா  கவிஞர்களின் பூ !  சந்திரனுக்கே சவால் விடும் அளவு காதலுடன் சம்பந்தம் உள்ள பூ !!


Father James, Parisutham is a multimillionaire and head of the town, Peter   is the son of coffin maker Savaerimuthu -an angry young man. Peter's sister Mary  and Parisutham's son Johnny are in love. Mary becomes pregnant and at that time Johnny has to leave the country for few days on business, so she asks the Father James' help to arrange her marriage;  Peter's girlfriend Lakshmi, overhears part of a conversation between Father James and Mary on her pregnancy and misunderstands that the Father and Mary were involved in a taboo relationship,  .. .. .. !! 

When it comes to roses, there is a rainbow of available colors, each of which possesses a very particular meaning. While certainly a vibrant red or yellow rose can be stunning, white roses have a special significance. These blossoms are no doubt the ultimate floral symbol of innocence, and they carry with them a certain serenity and peace that is bound to be felt by anyone who beholds them. The color of a flower’s petal is important in choosing the right ones for a special occasion. White roses are often seen as the traditional flower for weddings, earning them the name the “bride’s flower.” Because of this, white roses are also viewed as a way to symbolize a new beginning and have come to represent love, much like the red roses we see so often. 

In schools – we read only about British history and Mughal invaders ruling us.  In between we were taught that India was not a Nation ruled by a single ruler and it was torn-rife between many rulers.  We read something of Chera, Chozha, Pandya, Pallava, Chalukya dynasties and the wars between them.  Many of the educated youth are under the perception that a single monolithic ruler of Great Britain united us and provided us technology and riches – why is it that we miss the point that British slaved us and took away all the natural wealth away !! – and was United Kingdom as united and war-free ?

The Temple Church is a Royal peculiar church in the City of London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. It was consecrated in 1185 by Patriarch Heraclius of Jerusalem. It was heavily damaged by German bombing during World War II and has since been greatly restored and rebuilt. The area around the Temple Church is known as the Temple.  In 1540 the church became the property of The Crown once again when King Henry VIII abolished the Knights Hospitaller in England and confiscated their property. Henry provided a priest for the church under the former title "Master of the Temple".  Shakespeare was familiar with the site and the church and garden feature in his play Henry VI, part 1 as the setting for the fictional scene of the plucking of two roses of York and Lancaster and the start of the Wars of the Roses.  

The Wars of the Roses were a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England fought between supporters of two rival cadet branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster, represented by a red rose, and the House of York, represented by a white rose. Eventually, the wars eliminated the male lines of both families. The conflict lasted through many sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1487, but there was related fighting before and after this period between the parties. The power struggle ignited around social and financial troubles following the Hundred Years' War.  

In ancient Greece, the white rose was a symbol of the goddess Aphrodite, who was later renamed Venus by the Romans. She embodies the ideas of feminine beauty, love, and sexuality. She played an important role in the Iliad and was one of the three goddesses present at the wedding that eventually led to the Trojan War. There is a myth that all roses were white, until Aphrodite pricked her foot on a thorn, dripping her blood onto the roses and causing them to turn red. This happened after Cupid, or Eros, accidentally shot the stems with an arrow, causing them to grow thorns. In ancient Greece, offering flowers at the temples of the gods was a common practice. Since Aphrodite represented roses, she was often presented with them by her followers.  

The White Rose was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany which was led by five students (and one professor) at the University of Munich.  The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign that called for active opposition to the Nazi regime. Their activities started in Munich on 27 June 1942, and ended with the arrest of the core group by the Gestapo on 18 February 1943.  They, as well as other members and supporters of the group who carried on distributing the pamphlets, faced show trials by the Nazi People's Court (Volksgerichtshof), and many of them were sentenced to death and some  imprisonment.  

The father James story that you read in 2nd para is the plot of Tamil movie “Vellai Roja” (White Rose) released in 1983  directed by A. Jagannathan and was a musical hit with score by Illayaraja.  It featured Sivaji, Ambika, Calcutta Viswanathan, Ambika, Radha, Prabu and Silk Smitha.  It was a remake of the Malayalam film Post Mortem which was remade in Telugu in 1984 as S.P. Bhayankar, in Kannada in 1988 as Dharmathma and in Hindi in 1993 as Tahqiqaat.   

The photo at the start a White rose was taken by me in a park.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
5th Feb 2022. 

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